This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” (Isa 43:16, 18-19)
God tells us to forget the past. He calls us to see and to join with Him in His “new thing.” His new work is to make a road in the desert and provide streams where no one expects them! Wow!
He hasn’t changed in doing the impossible! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb 13:8) Hallelujah!
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Mt 19:26) Our God does impossible things.
God wants to do a new thing in each and every heart on earth, but He can only do so when He is invited in. If you’re a believer, you’ve already given the Lord permission to work in your heart and in your life. But God wants to continue His work; He may even want to do a new thing in you! Are you open to Him?
We know that God speaks to mankind in various ways. First and foremost is through His Word, the Bible. Other ways in which He speaks to us are:
- Through creation (Ps 19:1) – We see God’s might and vision in creation.
- Through circumstances – Whether our life circumstances are beautiful or frightening, they demonstrate to us repeatedly that we need to rely upon God.
- God speaks by His voice – The Bible is filled with instances of God speaking to people, and He still speaks to us now. He may speak through His written Word; through people (pastors, other believers, strangers); or through the inner witness of our own heart.
No matter what new goal or new presentation that God may have in mind for each of us, we must always decide to yield to and obey God.
We need to remember that His plans for us and His desires for us are good, bountiful, and uplifting. He loves each one of us perfectly and unconditionally. As we trust Him and yield to Him, He will turn each life into a marvel of beauty and praise. All glory to God!